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Congress workers join SAD
Surinder Bhardwaj

Fatehgarh Sahib, May 12
The election campaign of Baljeet Singh Bhuta, a close confidant of prof Prem Singh Chandumajra and a candidate for zila parishad from khera zone got a shot in the arm as a large number of Congress workers and supporters today joined SAD (B) under the leadership of Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra gen secy SAD (B) during the election rallies addressed by him in 15 villages. They were inducted into the party by presenting siropas by Chandumajra and he assured them that they would be given due respect in the party.

Addressing the gathering, Chandumajra said now the Congress party should name itself as corrupt party as its leaders are looting the people and the resources of the country. Like cricket batsman, they are coming to loot the nation and resigning after looting. He said Congress is the number enemy of the country particularly of Sikhs as it got acquitted Sajjan Kumar, who was involved in the massacre of Sikhs in 1984. He said Congress has no moral right to seek the votes of Sikhs.

He said SAD (B) led by Sukhbir Badal is the only party, which represents every section of society and always stood for the cause of Punjabis. He said SAD (B) govt, led by Parkash Singh Badal, has initiated various people oriented schemes and that's why people are coming to party fold. Randhir Singh Cheema former minister, Dr Harbans Lal former Minister, Inderjit Singh Sandhu Chairman and Hardev Singh OSD also addressed.



Two arrested with 9 kg of poppy husk
Our Correspondent

Banur, May 12
The Banur police has arrested two accused and seized nine kg of poppy husk from their possession during a checkpoint here on Saturday.

As per information, the police has arrested Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Banur and Jatinder, a resident of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. Both the accused were nabbed when Jatinder tried to hand over poppy husk to Gurcharn and suddenly the police raided their place.

The recovered poppy husk was brought from Gwalior for Gurcharan.

Both accused were produced before the court from where they were sent on a one-day police remand.

Placement drive

Dera Bassi: A campus placement drive was organised by the training and placement cell of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi.

The placement drive was conducted by Trinity Digital, Chandigarh. An expert panel and HR representatives from the company selected the candidates after careful screening and rigorous interview session.

The placement was conducted for the post of software and web developer, respectively. The drive was organised for the students of BTech Computer Science and Engineering and BTech (IT, ECE) and MCA.



t20 cricket
YPS teachers defeat GOC XI

Patiala, May 12
Teachers of Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Patiala, thrashed GOC XI, Patiala, by four runs in the first match of the T-20 series being played at the Black Elephant Cricket ground.

Major General DR Soni, GOC 1, Armoured Division, was the chief guest for the opening match of the tournament. YPS won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 140 runs for the loss of seven wickets in stipulated 20 overs. In reply, GOC XI was bowled out for 136 runs in 19.2 overs.

Brief score:

YPS teachers: 140/7 in 20 overs ( Rajeev 47, Amit 35, Jashandeep 16, Manoj Sindhy 3 for 8, Tejpreet Singh 1 for 19 and Col PS Sidhu 1 for 20 ) GOC XI Patiala : 136/10 in 19.2 overs (Ravi 37 not out, Anuj Kalia 25, Tej Singh, 18 Rajeev 3 for 29, Amit 1 for 30 and Anil Bajaj 2 for 17). — TNS



One held for cheating in SSC exam
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 12
The police arrested a person for using a mobile phone for cheating during the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination held at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 42.

The accused has been identified as Vivek Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

On a complaint filed by assistant professor Mohit Verma, a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy has been registered under Sections 420, 120-B of the IPC at the Sector 36 Police Station.



17-yr-old youth stabbed

Mohali, May 12
A 17-year-old youth was stabbed by a youngster following a brawl at Naygaon last night.

The victim, Salman Khan, who was stabbed by Raju and some of his friends, yet to be identified, following a clash, succumbed to his injuries today at the PGI.

According to police, there was some rivalry between the duos, which led to Salman’s murder.

“The victim’s brother, Majid Khan, claimed that he was unaware about the rivalry between them,” said SHO Shinder Pal Singh.

Salman Khan was resident of Janta Colony while Raju stayed at Safeda Colony.

A case under Sections 302, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against Raju and his five other unidentified friends at Nayagaon Police Station here. No arrest has been made in the case so far. —TNS



Motorcycle stolen
Our Correspondent

Zirakpur, May 12
A motorcycle was stolen in Zirakpur from Balaji part 2 a few days ago. As per information, the motorcycle, CD Deluxe, bearing the number HR03J0762 had been stolen from Zirakpur.

In a complaint filed by Anil Wadhwa, a resident of Zirakpur reported that his motorcycle was stolen a few days ago. The police has registered a case and started the investigation.



Mohali to have 7 stadiums by June
Our Correspondent

Mohali, May 12
Mohali is all set to get the distinction of having the largest number of international sports stadiums per capita population in India with the completion of seven stadiums by June.

The stadiums will be inaugurated on a single day which will also mark the beginning of a three-nation hockey tournament.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, the brain behind making Mohali a sports hub of the country, on Friday visited various stadiums to review the progress of work and to suggest improvements.

Badal felt that the hockey stadium just opposite the PCA was far better than the Olympic stadium of London. He asked the officials concerned to create separate rooms for international coaches being hired by the authorities.

He said there was a need for proper parking space for the spectators, especially during tournaments, and asked the GMADA to develop the area between the hockey stadium and the indoor stadium from where a “nullah” passed.

Regarding the Indoor Stadium, Badal asked the planners to create spectator galleries and ensure that the lighting facility was as per the Olympic specifications.

Badal also visited the Sector 78 stadium and asked the GMADA to lay out an international standard synthetic track besides providing adequate space for spectators. He also wanted the setting up of the hostel facility for 200 players, the residential facility for coaches and an international-level cafeteria.

Emphasising on the need for the early completion of the Institution of Excellence headquarters at the Sector 78 stadium, Badal said this institution would be the nodal authority for the upkeep and maintenance of all stadiums.

Ashok Gupta, Secretary, Sports, and Shiv Dular Singh Director, Sports, informed the Deputy Chief Minister that the sports stadium in Sector 59 would have two world-class badminton courts, a table tennis hall, a swimming pool, a toddler pool and an international standard basketball court. They said this world-class stadium would become operational for international events by May 15.

They also told the Deputy Chief Minister about the facilities to be provided at the Sector 61 Sports Stadium, which would have world-class indoor sports portions, including two badminton courts, two table tennis halls and a state-of-the-art gym besides a basketball court, a volleyball court, a skating rink, a football ground and two tennis courts. This stadium would become operational after May 15.

Regarding the Sector 78 Sports Stadium, Badal directed the officials concerned to ensure the early completion of work, so it could be made operational before June. 



Gulshan clinches rowing gold
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 12
On the first day of the State Sub-Junior and Challenger Sprints Rowing Championship for boys and girls was organised, at Sukhna Lake, today. It included single sculls (1x), double sculls (2x), coxless pairs (2- ) (For boys and men) and coxless fours (4-) (for challenger men)


Sub-Juniors (boys): Gulshan Singh (gold medal) in 1:58.40; challenger sprints (men): single sculls: Gurmej Singh (gold medal) in 1:41.28; Saurav (silver medal) in 1:42.36; Sunil Kumar (bronze medal) in 1:45.02; Harish Singh (fourth position) in 1:54.05; Babbu Singh (fifth position) in 1:54.13; double sculls (2X): Sunil Kumar and Saurav (gold medal) in 1:31.86; Balwinder Singh and Harish Singh (silver medal) in 1:41.27; Gurmej Singh and Babbu Singh (bronze medal) in 1:49.34; coxless pairs: Shinder Pal and Jagmeet Singh(gold medal) in 1:31.18; Gurjant Singh and Jagsir Singh (silver medal) in 1:32.24; Jaswinder Singh and Manjeet Singh (bronze medal) in 1:47.77; coxless fours: Navdeep Singh, Vikinder Kumar, Jagmeet Singh and Shinder Pal (gold medal) in 1:18.85; Gurjant Singh, Jagsir Singh, Des Raj and Ravi Kumar (silver medal) in 1:20.27; Jagraj Singh, Angrej Singh, Manjeet Singh and Jaswinder Singh (bronze medal) in 1:31.95. Challenger sprints (women): single sculls: Avantika Sharma (gold medal) in 2:15.25; double sculls: Avantika Sharma and Beant Kaur (gold medal) in 2:00.56. 



Punjab win wrestling title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 12
Wrestlers of Punjab won the boy's Greco-Roman title, the team of Delhi won boy's freestyle title and Haryana eves won the girl's freestyle title during the 32nd Boys' Freestyle-Greco-Roman and 15th Female Junior National Wrestling Championship that ended today at the skating rink, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

With a haul of three gold and two bronze medals, the team of Punjab emerged champions with 62 points (freestyle competitions) while the team of Uttar Pradesh secured 53 points, including three silver and one bronze medals, to finish runners-up. The team of Delhi with 50 points, one-gold and three bronze medals finished at the third spot. In the freestyle event, Delhi team lifted the trophy by securing 69 points, three gold and three silver medals. Haryana's team finished runners-up with 48 points winning three gold medals and one silver medal. The Services Sports Control Board finished third with 37 points and two gold medals.In the girls' category, Haryana with dozen of gold and two bronze medals and 76 points claimed the girl's freestyle trophy. Uttar Pradesh, with 70 points, one gold, three silver and four bronze medals achieved second place while Delhi team with three bronze medals finished third.

Winners in individual categories:

Sonu (Haryana), Anil (Delhi), Mehar Singh (Chattisgarh), Rakesh (Haryana), Surajmal (SSCB), Sandeep (Chandigarh), Pradeep Kumar, Nagaraj M (Karnataka), Vikas (Chandigarh), Pooja Dhandha (Haryana).



Bharti Airtel beat FCI by 10 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 12
In the ongoing CII Corporate Cricket Cup, the team of Bharti Airtel defeated the team of Food Corporation of India (FCI) by 10 runs today.

Batting first, the Airtel team posted 128 runs in their allotted 16 overs. Vinay Bhardwaj scored a quick fire 49 runs off 27 balls while Jatin scored 32 runs off 34 balls. From FCI, Winkle claimed 3 wickets by giving away 35 runs and Rohit scalped 2 wickets by giving away 28 runs.

In reply, the team of FCI managed to score 118 runs in the allotted overs. Kulwinder remained the highest scorer for the team by contributing 52 runs off 37 balls while Ravinder chipped 32 runs off 29 balls. For bowling side, Aanchal claimed 1 wicket by giving away 23 runs.

In another matches, Allengers Medicare defeated IMTECH by 8 wickets. 



Khalsa College-26 lift trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 12
Boxers from the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Girls, Sector 26, today won the overall trophy in the 13th Senior Chandigarh Women’s Boxing Championship.

The team of Shikhya, the school of learning, finished runners-up in the same event. In the 16th Junior Chandigarh Women Boxing Championship, the team of Shikhya, the school of learning, won the overall trophy while SGGS, Sector 35, bagged runners-up position.


Senior: 48kg- Nitu bt Charanjeet; 51kg- Sunita bt Gurpreet Kaur; 54kg- Reena bt Shivani; 57kg-Kanchan Rathore bt Hardeep Kaur; 60kg- Gagandeep Kaur bt Sucheta; 64kg-Kiran bt Alka; 81kg-Tejinder Kaur bt Smily.

Junior: 48kg- Sarita Gurung bt Pooja; 51kg- Ritu Devi bt Aakriti; 54kg-Dikhsha Bansal.



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